A heart shape may be the most obvious wedding motif, but it can also easily be the cheesiest. However, when used sparingly, hearts can be fresh, stylish, and totally sweet. Here are some of our favorite ways to feature hearts in your wedding décor.
Ceremony Aisle (above): This creative couple decorated the aisle by lining both sides with paper hearts on sticks.
Photo: via [Hart & Sol Photo](http://hartandsolphoto.com/)
Sidewalk Chalk Hearts: Enlist your friends to help create chalk hearts leading to the ceremony site.
Photo: [Brooke Allison Photo](http://brookeallisonphoto.com)
Ombre Hearts: Tiny sugar hearts arranged in a subtle ombre pattern is sweet (but not saccharine!). (Cake design by Erica OBrien.)
Photo: via [Chic Vintage Brides](http://chicvintagebrides.com/index.php/wedding-cake/wow-alternative-wedding-cakes/)
Cookie Tower: End the reception on a sweet note with a tower of homemade, heart-shaped chocolate-chip cookies.
Photo: [Maggie Conley Photography](http://www.maggieconleyphotography.com/)
Heart-Shaped Sparklers: Exit the reception in style amid a shower of sparklers (the wedding photos are guaranteed to be amazing!).
Photo: [Blaine Siesser](http://www.blainesiesser.com/)
Group Photo: If you're having a more intimate wedding, arrange your guests in the shape of a heart for a memorable group photo.